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James 2
James 2:14-19
Shared June 1st, 2020; Updated June 1st, 2020
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Main point summary
Faith without works does not have saving power, and is therefore as dead as the faith which demons possess.
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James 2:14-19
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Τί τὸ ὄφελος , ἀδελφοί μου ,
What good is it, my brothers,
ἐὰν πίστιν λέγῃ τις ἔχειν
if someone says he has faith
ἔργα δὲ μὴ ἔχῃ ;
o but does not have works?
concessive
μὴ δύναται ἡ πίστις σῶσαι αὐτόν;
Can that faith save him?
conditional
ἐὰν ἀδελφὸς ἢ ἀδελφὴ γυμνοὶ ὑπάρχωσιν
p If a brother or sister is poorly clothed
καὶ λειπόμενοι ὦσιν τῆς ἐφημέρου τροφῆς
and lacking in daily food,
progression
εἴπῃ δέ τις αὐτοῖς ἐξ ὑμῶν•
q and one of you says to them,
ὑπάγετε ἐν εἰρήνῃ,
“Go in peace,
θερμαίνεσθε
be warmed
καὶ χορτάζεσθε ,
and filled,”
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μὴ δῶτε δὲ αὐτοῖς τὰ ἐπιτήδεια τοῦ σώματος,
without giving them the things needed for the body,
situationresponse
τί τὸ ὄφελος ;
what good 1 is that?
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οὕτως καὶ ἡ πίστις, ἐὰν μὴ ἔχῃ ἔργα,
So also faith by itself, if it does not have works,
νεκρά ἐστιν καθʼ ἑαυτήν.
is dead.
inference
Ἀλλʼ ἐρεῖ τις•
But someone will say,
σὺ πίστιν ἔχεις ,
“You have faith
κἀγὼ ἔργα ἔχω •
and I have works.”
δεῖξόν μοι τὴν πίστιν σου χωρὶς τῶν ἔργων,
Show me your faith r apart from your works,
κἀγώ σοι δείξω ἐκ τῶν ἔργων μου τὴν πίστιν.
and I will show you my faith s by my works.
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σὺ πιστεύεις ὅτι
t You believe that
εἷς ἐστιν ὁ θεός,
God is one;
καλῶς ποιεῖς •
you do well.
καὶ τὰ δαιμόνια πιστεύουσιν
Even u the demons believe—
καὶ φρίσσουσιν .
and shudder!
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